Average Late-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary

$100,321
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$5,113
Bonus
$9,500
Commission
$4,129
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The average salary for a Late-Career Mechanical Engineer is $100,321.
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$69k
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$100k
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$145k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Ford Motor Company and U.S. Navy. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $133,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $125,871 and $124,800, respectively. U.S. Navy pays the lowest at around $112,444. General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $113,203 and $113,361, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, SolidWorks and Microsoft Office.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,387 based on 5,076 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,936 based on 18,521 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,295 based on 7,927 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,279 based on 3,580 salaries.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 23.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (19.4% more) and New York, New York (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (9.9% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 35,104 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.5%
Early Career
52.8%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
10.2%